Just Living

The past couple weeks have been filled with almost every emotion I could possibly feel. Along with physically adjusting to support my husband.

I am so incredibly grateful he is here with us healing. Getting stronger every single day.

To say it’s been easy, would be a straight up lie. It’s easy to be home more, especially when we love it so much. It’s not easy for my man who has been unable to do almost everything he did before, including driving and then me stepping into the role of both parents for the kids and the household.

The weekend after his accident, home with the kids while he was in the hospital was challenging. I found myself avoiding what I “should” do and pulling back from “real life” and getting sucked into wasting time on social media.

Early this week, I finally listened to that beautiful voice in my head, Tuesday morning during my shower, to step back and off social media. To be honest, at this time in our life, what others are doing and the opinions of others on whatever topic, does not matter at all. What truly matters is within the walls of our home and workplace.

Social media has been a blessing to be in touch and see what people are doing as they post photos etc. But that is not real life, that is not truly being present in someone’s life. The internet has been very helpful, just in my own lifetime. However, it’s also sadly, shifted people from being patient, grateful and at peace to wanting and needing something now, judgment of others, and most of all wasting a lot of time!

The past week I have felt the most at peace I have in a very long time. Focusing 100% on our real life, Just Living! Focusing on us, our home, our work has been refreshing. I think back to before social media, when I blogged more and shared my photos on the Flickr platform, which let me be honest the quality far succeeds the quality on social 😉!

Sunset over the Saugeen River on Halloween Night 2020

Real life for me, is taking photos, because I see the beauty, I appreciate my artistic creative eye, not just to post and share with people who may or may not actually BE in our present life. Sharing my creative eye and allowing my words to flow on my own platform of my blog and website. Also as an example to my children, in our business we are on the phone a lot with co-workers and customers, being aware of this to be a positive example to the kids, is very important to me. Not just, “do as I say, not as I do”. Real life is being IN the moment, without feeling the need to share any images or words. Being true to myself, listening to my soul and being in alignment with real life with true gratitude. ✌

Published by Your Life As Art Essentials - Pamela McLellan-Zmija

My name is Pam, I am a nature and lifestyle photographer, biz woman, number cruncher, oil lover, healer and most important, a mom and wife. I inspire and educate mom’s and their families to become the true architect of their life to learn real, simple and affordable ways of positive change in their lifestyle to be healthier and happier… naturally by being empowered and educated in their own homes! I am creative and conscious about the value of a dollar and am driven by goals and dreams! #oilyphotographer #doTERRA #EssentialOils #YourLifeAsArtEssentials #PCOS #MentalHealth #ADHD #ouroilylife

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